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to head with the former pakistani foreign minister on al jazeera. turkey takes his case against us terrorists to the world trade organization as president obama calls the measures to look tough on his country. follow on down jordan this is on his iraq live from doha also coming up at the trees the china is out salvador becomes the latest country to drop its diplomatic recognition of taiwan. confusion in venezuela after the government introduces a new currency in an effort to stabilize the economy plus. one hundred from a simple perilous state india and one of five thousand relief centers that are being set up across the state for evacuees from the floods people here are facing days if not weeks of living like this.
the trade war between the u.s. and turkey is escalating turkey's father complaint with the world trade organization over u.s. tariffs on steel and imports president trump ordered a doubling of tyrus earlier this month after turkey refused to release an american pastor who's been detained for nearly two years the turkish government retaliated with tariffs on some u.s. imports if. there's no difference between the direct attacks on our call to prayer on our flag and the attack on our economy the goal is the same the goal is to bring to heel turkey and the turkish nation to hold a captive we are nation that prefers to be shot in the nick rather than to be chained at the knee. meanwhile two people have been detained after bullets were fired towards the u.s. embassy in the turkish capital ankara six shots were fired from a moving car. hitting the security post nobody was injured.
in this incident has taken place at a time when there is unprecedented tension between ankara and washington d.c. not forgetting of course the ongoing dispute that there is over the arrest of the american pastor andrew bronson who remains under house arrest in. years after he was initially arrested. that he has had links to terrorist organizations and is also accused of spying but the american government and donald trump have taken on his case very vocally and are using it to. using coercive economic measures such as sanctions and also tariffs raise tariffs but it is the holiday season in turkey and this is not the
first time that such an incident has occurred at the u.s. embassy and also the consulate in. what is important to note that this dispute is going to remain after the holiday period is over and there has been pressure on both sides to resolve this dispute diplomatically. a professor of political science at the university of waterloo in canada she says it was right for turkey to take this dispute to the. the united states is claiming that there is some sort of national security imperative and putting on these tariffs and if so why going to many countries as you said including canada which really finds its way to search so that's probably the right you know right move to take but of course that's going to be very painful for turkey and i would also point out this hits turkey specifically an air to want and his political base because they're very much dependent on economic growth in the building sector in the construction sector so this is of course a very important but good having steel and construction is very important so it's
going to hurt definitely many of those very close to her one himself we can't really blame the united states for all of economic troubles of turkey because certainly it's been in high debt situation increasingly manning allowing interest rates to rise enough to sort of combat some of these dilemmas a lot of dollar denominated that i mean it's very much i think a homegrown problem some of which is early ones are making but certainly the announcements of tariffs on turkey and just the overall sort of you know instability brought into the currency market is definitely not to rattle a lot of people and this is going to cause turkey more headache and grief economically for sure that most of the workers in the indian state of carola have been handing out medicines and disinfectant in a bid to prevent water borne diseases more than one point two million people are now living in temporary camps of the worst flooding in a century under thomas reports from paramatta in kerala. and still it
rains the downpours all less heavy less frequent and shorter than they were but in kara they are still coming to people here fresh rain lengthens the time they'll have to stay in a camp. for more than five thousand frost carola although really camp is too grand the word there simply community halls and schools which have opened their doors and quickly filled with people and each of acuity has a similarly harrowing story. that not the water has destroyed everything we had it was up to my neck it even took my cows. everything at home is lost and here there is nothing to do what can we do. it's hot in this hole there's no privacy or dignity some here were evacuated on
thursday and i've now spent four days living this public school in life others were rescued only on sunday having spent four days and nights on the roofs of floors of their flooded homes both parents are equally exhausted. the exhaustion shows. but there is enough food here enough drinking water and medicines. volunteer doctors at the center so they haven't yet seen outbreaks of disease as of now there are no thankfully and thanks to that are not many communicable disease or something like that we've just. been spreading because we're also getting prophylactic medicines acids so that we let us know if we can make it something like that of that sort so we are really working hard for that. but people's mental health is suffering everybody is simply sat. in his f.
. also on monday distributed dramatic video of a total as rescue but most americans evacuations are over and after the drama reality hits and littleness al jazeera. carol. el salvador has severed diplomatic ties with taiwan unannounced it will establish relations with china instead the deputy foreign minister carlos got the nod and china's foreign minister why need to seal the deal by signing a document during a ceremony in beijing salvador's the latest diplomatic taipei has lost this year the development means only seventeen countries currently have diplomatic ties with taiwan agent brown has more from beijing. well this is another important symbolic diplomatic victory for china as it seeks to pick off one by one those countries that still have diplomatic relations with taiwan since zion when became president of taiwan in january two thousand and sixteen five countries have severed ties with
taiwan el salvador now joining that lengthening list on choose day taiwan's foreign ministry reacted angrily taiwan's foreign minister joseph woods said the china was luring away taiwan's allies with promises of vast financial aid he said this was a game that taiwan was not prepared to play well of course this all comes just as zion when has been on a stopover in the united states she'd been visiting billie's and paraguayan two of the seventeen countries that still recognize taiwan she made a speech in the united states the first time a taiwanese leader has done that in ten years that upset the chinese and then lo and behold literally just a day later we learned that el salvador has decided to sever ties with taiwan now taiwan said that it knew what el salvador was planning to do in fact it had an idea this was going to happen back in june it
a try to persuade el salvador not to do this but of course in the end it simply lost out in the inevitable bidding war with china there is now just one country in africa that has ties with taiwan that is swaziland and i think china would very much like swaziland to come into its orbit before early september because that's when president xi jinping will be hosting an africa china summit here in beijing. venezuelan president nicolas maduro new monitor reforms are now in place in a bid to control the country's economic crisis but many venezuelans are confused by the measures and several of the country's opposition parties have already called for protests more than two million venezuelans of fled to neighboring countries in the past three years those countries have started cracking down on the venezuelan migrants seeking to cross the border. it's a trick a make over the government is doing to the national economy it's
a terrible deception removing five zero doesn't improve the economy at all but it will improve the theft people are going to be confused there's no posters explaining how to convert the old currency to the new one people have to take money out of their accounts and divide everything by ten thousand tell you look at this it costs five people are going to have to take out a calculator how many are five are they five hundred thousand or five million the government has to better explain to the public. that's america and it's alyssa newman has the latest from caracas confusion concern and especially uncertainty of the only way to describe how most winners wayland's are receiving their new currency these are ten new until friday they were worth a million of the old body that is there the maximum amount that you can take out of a cash machine at one time but they are not worth more they just have five less than zero than the old bills faced with the world's highest hyperinflation the government has not just shaved in zeroes off the bills but is raising corporate and
sales taxes and increasing the minimum wage several thousand percent venezuelans largest private business association says that this is not the way to save the economy. although it's necessary to raise salaries raising the minimum wage by thirty five hundred percent makes it impossible for businesses to meet these new increases in an economy that is underwater because of a severe depression if hyperinflation is not the impact of this increase will be totally counterproductive. president nicolas maduro says he'll subsidize small and medium sized companies for ninety days here in caracas almost everything was closed on the first day of the new currency the government had declared monday a public holiday. letting is open complained this man not even the many supermarkets were waiting to see what happened. indeed people are confused and with very good reason they don't know how to calculate what they're spending especially
since the new salaries don't go into effect until next month in the meantime at least part of the opposition is calling for a general strike on tuesday to protest against the reforms which many economists say do not address the real issues the real causes of the crisis that is sending millions of venezuelans fleeing to other countries. police in the russian republic of chechnya have shot and killed five men who targeted them the attackers tried to run over two police officers attempted to stab another and failed to set off a suicide bomb islands' claim responsibility for the assaults but chechen orthe already said the group doesn't have any support in the region. we grew up with their criminals tried to destabilize the situation but they failed thanks to the accurate and orchestrated efforts of law enforcement and security agencies their plan was foretold the situation in the territory of our republic is under control there are no reasons to worry there have been no losses among police personnel. roy
hallums has more from moscow. well there are two notable things about this series of attacks the first is that it took place at all despite its warsaw and history these days that tax like this are a pretty rare event in chechnya the second is notable thing is the youth of these attackers or thirty's in chechnya say that the youngest was eleven years old and the oldest of them was almost seventeen teenagers kids basically now the attacks three of them happens over the course of a short span of time one of them was an attempted stabbing on police officers the second was an attempted suicide bombing which failed the attacker didn't kill himself nor anyone else and the third was a kind of hit and run in a car no police officers died in these attacks no civilians died in these attacks
in the aftermath all but one of the attackers was killed by the security services so you could say that this was not particularly sophisticated in its execution and not particularly successful either the leader of chechnya rams and kadeer of has said that they were. basically young people that had had their minds perverted by eisel and indeed in the aftermath of this attack or these this series of attacks i still through its media channels has claimed responsibility. time for a short break here al-jazeera when we come back where's all that money gone south africa opens an inquiry into missing state funds corruption and a former president. and we hear from a migrant mother who was forced to leave her son behind when she was deported from the u.s. on that status. hello
and welcome back to international weather forecasts where across lavonne we are watching the trend for more dust coming into the forecast in many cities here so with the northwesterly winds acyclic your forecast map as we go towards tuesday because quite city going to be seeing forty seven degrees temps is going to hover into the high forty's over the next few days but we do expect to see the visibility begin to come down as more dust comes into the atmosphere up towards baghdad i tempted there of about forty five in baku felt really looking too bad you had some rain showers push through with the temperature going from twenty nine to about thirty two degrees as we go towards wednesday down here across really down towards doha we are looking at some more humidity coming into the forecast when fortunately it is going to be feeling a little bit more uncomfortable over the next few days so a high temperature on tuesday about forty one degrees but the trend is temperatures coming down humanity is beginning to come up as well with
a high temperature there of about forty four down from scott all the way down across parts of coastal oman we are seeing those clouds hovering there so low of a temperature for you about twenty seven and then very quickly making our way down here towards the southern regions of africa we are watching one from a boundary that has pushed through a lot of clouds pushing into the area i keep telling with the tempter view of about fifteen degrees and partly cloudy skies. some journeys are tougher than others. but this route is even tougher than the car of the truck there it's dangerous there's al-jazeera whom follows the moroccan truck drivers in danger in their life. just to be committing if you drive they might break your mirror or even kill you because of this long for. the magazine cover on al-jazeera.
welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera turkey has filed a complaint to the world trade organization over u.s. tariffs on steel and alimony imports donald trump ordered a doubling of tariffs earlier this month after turkey refused to release an american pastor who's been detained for nearly two years. el salvador has severed diplomatic ties with taiwan and announced it will establish relations with china instead it's the third different much of our lives lost this year means only seventeen countries currently have diplomatic ties with taiwan. and venezuelan president nicolas maduro has made monitor reforms are now in place in
a bid to control the country's economic crisis opposition parties have already called for protests neighboring countries have also started cracking down on venezuelans trying to cross the border to escape the crisis. now survivors of sex abuse at the hands of roman catholic clergy are reacting to an apology letter from pope francis the head of the roman catholic church as valid to spare no effort to root out sex abuse and attempts to conceal it his critics say it's not enough that the church must go further reports. tim was just twelve when he says he was raped by his catholic parish priest he believes the pope's letter of apology is not enough words words words thoughts and prayers does not make a child safer he could with the stroke of a pen demand that every diocese in the world release of records no more secret files tim and other survivors also want the pope to punish bishops who have covered
up abuse the pope's letter comes days after a u.s. state of pennsylvania report estimated that three hundred roman catholic priests in their state alone molested at least one thousand children over the past eight decades what are prayers and penance going to do for folks who are now abusing alcohol and drugs to self medicate because a priest raped down. at three. what are prayers and penance going to do. the pope is dealing with similar cases of abuse and cover up around the world in south america chilean authorities raided catholic church headquarters as part of their investigation of sex abuse by members of the marist brothers order and ahead of the pope's visit to ireland this weekend bishop accountability dot org has added a new database of names of irish priests and church employees accused of child abuse if the vatican was approaching this issue with integrity a pope would have come here and not just kissed the ground when he landed but got
moneys nice and acknowledge the truth of what's happened in this country in the vatican's role in ash fifteen years ago and people need to the top of this is nice and far. any acknowledgment of the abuse issue to be a mere afterthought i think is his weapons. but this isn't the first time the pope has acknowledged sex abuse and asked for forgiveness and to us. before god and his people i express my sorry if it seems in a grave crimes of clerical sexual abuse committed against you and i have asked for forgiveness. the vatican says the pope's new letter is another wake up call and a plea for catholics to help through prayer and penitence in the what it calls an attempt to fight evil this is about ireland this is about the united states and this is about chile but not only pope francis has written to the people of god and that means everyone. and as the pennsylvania grand jury concluded the real number
of victimized shilled and abusive priests might be higher around the world since some secret church records have been lost and some victims have never come forward paul chowder john al-jazeera. a prominent cambodian land rights activist has been freed from prison after receiving a royal pardon vanny spent two years in prison for protesting the forced removal of thousands of people in the capital phnom penh when hey reports tiffany was released from prison along with three other protests dissolved or they received royal pardons that were requested by cambodia's prime minister who in sin vanny was originally sentenced to just six days in prison back in two thousand and sixteen but after she had served that was then given two and a half years for an offense that had taken place more than three years earlier the jailing and harassment of land rights workers human rights defenders and political figures is common in cambodia where the prime minister who incentives been in power
for thirty three years and in july general election his party won all one hundred twenty five seats in the national assembly and on wednesday in the capital phnom penh the case of former opposition leader kim is back before the courts he is appealing for bail after he was arrested in september last year on treason charges and he's still awaiting trial australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull has survived a leadership challenge by home affairs minister peter dutton turnbull won the vote forty eight to thirty five doesn't resign as a minister after losing the turnbull had been increasing pressure was forced to make changes to the energy policy this week after members of his own party threatened to vote against it. police in uganda have used live ammunition to disperse protesters in the capital kampala demonstrators were angry following the arrest of people including opposition politicians they were held on suspicion of taking part in stoning
a presidential convoy on august thirteenth president my seventy rejects allegations the government has been torturing them but on sunday one person died and seven others were injured when police fired live rounds and tear gas malcolm webb has more from kampala. supporters of the m.p. but the wind started protesting in several parts of the city. in the me from the army with really break up a great feeling like gun firing tear gas can see the remains the burning red blood sure distance over here. everyone angry following incident that began a week ago bobby wine was campaigning. in a file action in northern uganda campaign and completely ended in violence the one driver was shot dead by security forces of the wind that they were trying to kill him meanwhile the president's office said the opposition supporters that the president right in the windows were in the vehicle and that they were reacting protect the president. was arrested. police say that they found the weapon in the
hotel he's been accused of treason. here in front of the military courts in a couple of days from now the french. here in the streets of. south africa has opened a judicial inquiry into alleged corruption at the highest levels of government hearing will investigate claims of fraud in the public sector during former president jacob zuma his time in office the commission was established in march to investigate allegations that a powerful family from india influence zuma to give them government contracts for me the miller has this update for us. at the start of the commission of inquiry into state capture of the chief us. son of the commission chief deputy chief justice raymond sondra indicated that they it hasn't been as much cooperation from state departments as the commissioner would have liked at this stage there are men
this does that we have had to deal with and that ministerial level of those that we have dealt with have been very supportive of been very corporate active but sometimes there are challenges with regard to well fishtails we have had delays. in. the dealings of the commission with the national treasury. over the past few months. so much so that on two occasions i've had to. ask the minister of finance to intervene this for many could raise questions possibly around how effective the inquiry could be and if prosecutions could come out of the recommendations that would be given to presidents who are up for second later stage but that could take more than two years at this stage the legal team for the commission of inquiry is so far outlined some of the areas of allegations it be looking into which include the possible
involvement of state owned enterprises in these allegations if former president jacob zuma had any influence in this regard and his relationship with the gupta family who's alleged to have used their political connections to benefit politically and financially from state owned enterprises which range from the national electricity provider to public transport and even the use of their political connections for all of their citizenship here in south africa u.s. president donald trump has paid tribute to immigration officials during a white house event the federal agencies overseeing the nation's border have been thrown into the debate of a trump zero tolerance immigration policy that call for the separation of migrant children from their families after they illegally cross the us mexico border but democrats are hoping the fallout will help them in the upcoming elections but trump says immigration will be the defining issue. meanwhile the trumpet ministrations
having trouble finding the deported parents of hundreds of children who remain in government ten the children were taken away from their parents after they crossed the border earlier this year when the judge ordered the family separations to end but reuniting them has been a problem reports. since being deported to guatemala two months ago or donna's lopa says lifeline has been her telephone each ring brings hope she'll hear the voice of her seventeen year old son jordan calling from two thousand kilometers away just simply i always ask if he's ok he says yes but as his mother i know that's not true because he tells me mom my experience has been very difficult i never thought he'd be so far from me and he's hurting mother and son had left quite a mullet together in may at the u.s. border they used a raft to cross into the country then they turned themselves into u.s. border patrol. i thought i would find hope but instead i found this very cruel law
the trumpet ministrations zero tolerance policy resulted in the separation of almost three thousand children from their parents was prosecuted for a legal entry and deported while her son remained in detention in the us i wonder also it was very painful my intention wasn't to leave him in the united states my intention was to fight for him to fight together if us son is behind the gates of this government funded shelter near the us mexico border the children here are cared for they're fed they're even educated but they are not allowed to leave jordan has been here for nearly three months despite a judge's order that all children separated from their parents at the border be reunited with their families earlier this summer the government says the delayed reunifications are due to the difficulty of tracking down more than four hundred parents who like ever had been deported without their children in washington
a democratic member of congress called the operation a colossal mistake i know. systematically separate infants and toddlers from the very least seem to me we're. brownlie betrayal of american values the government says it has no parental information of at least five children in its care effectively rendering them orphans of us worst fear is to never see her son again that have been someone to say more or i regret all of this because of the pain i've suffered all i had was my house i lost it but more important than that i lost my son the u.s. government has yet to say when or how her son will be returned to her until then she says she thinks of nothing else. castro al-jazeera.
talk a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera turkey has filed a complaint with the world trade organization of the u.s. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports donald trump ordered a doubling of tariffs earlier this month after turkey refused to release an american past and been detained for nearly two years if. there's no difference between the direct attacks on our call to prayer in al flag and the attack on our economy the goal is the same the goal is to bring to heel turkey and the turkish nation to hold a captive we are nation that prefers to be shot in the nick rather than to be chained at the name. more than a million people are now living in temporary camps in the indian state of carola floodwaters have started receding allowing rescue workers to deliver aid to communities that have been cut off but they are also discovering more bodies. the
floods have killed around four hundred people and caused billions of dollars in damage and now health officials are trying to prevent the outbreak of disease. el salvador has severed diplomatic ties with taiwan and announced it will establish relations with china instead the deputy foreign minister carlos cost than r. and china's foreign minister one need seal the deal by signing a document during a ceremony in the capital beijing. el salvador's the latest diplomatic alive taiwan has lost this year the development means only seventeen countries currently have diplomatic relations with taipei. venezuelan president nicolas maduro his new monitor reforms are now in place in a bid to control the country's economic crisis but many venezuelans are confused by the measures and opposition parties have already called for protests neighboring countries have also started cracking down on venezuelans trying to cross the border to escape the crisis. and police in the russian republic of chechnya have shot and killed five men who targeted them the attackers tried to run over two police
officers attempted to stab another and failed to set off a suicide bomb eyesores claimed responsibility for the assaults but chechen authorities say the group has no support in the region. and australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull has survived a leadership challenge by home affairs minister peter dutton turnbull won the vote forty eight to thirty five resigned after losing the vote turnbull had been under increasing pressure and was forced to make changes to his energy policy this week after members of his own party threatened to vote against it well those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after counting the cost structure of the watch. sound cloud until the economic heartbeat of a thriving brazil but boom times mean vising rents and the lack of public housing isabel is just one of thousands looking for a place to call home with no choice but to occupy one of the city's many vacant
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